I am always getting asked what my favourite or what the best afternoon teas in London are. So seeing as next week 10th-16th August, is afternoon tea week I thought I would round-up my top 5 places for afternoon tea in London. These are my personal favourites so far, I say so far as I am always trying a new one and still have plenty to try out too, but hopefully this will give you some inspiration to go out and try out a new afternoon tea next week.
Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley
If you are a fashion lover then you will love Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley. The cakes are all designed with fashion in mind, I’m talking Alexander McQueen shoes, Moschino handbags and more. Each season it changes and they taste delicious too. The service here is fantastic as you would expect from a five-star hotel and they are always happy to top up your cakes and sandwiches with more. The tea and champagne choice is varied and it is a really love afternoon tea and day out. If it’s a special occasion they will be more than happy to accommodate for it and normally bring out a celebration plate. Afternoon Tea starts from £45 per person.
Mad Hatter’s Tea at The Sanderson
The Mad Hatter’s Tea has been around for a long time at The Sanderson hotel and there is a reason for that, it’s brilliant. Choose your own tea by sniffing the tea potion bottles of chocolate or strawberries and cream, listen to music on the jewellery box, solve the napkin riddle and enjoy cakes all inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Once your done with the cakes head on over to the trolley full of jellies. For a fun afternoon tea this is definitely your option. Great for a birthday or special occasion. Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson starts from £38 per person.
Corinthia Hotel Afternoon Tea
The Corinthia Hotel afternoon Tea takes the award for best setting. I love the relaxed feeling you get in the Lobby Lounge, it is nice and airy and there is plenty of room to chill out and enjoy your afternoon tea, as well as admire the beautiful crystal Baccarat chandelier. I had afternoon tea at Christmas time when it was a festive theme and loved the thought that had gone into it all. They do themed teas or the standard one depending on when you are visiting. Again the service is fantastic and the food is moreish. Champagne afternoon tea starts from £55.
Bill’s Afternoon Tea
For me Bill’s afternoon tea is up there with some of the big hotel names. You don’t quite get the setting or the fancy, fancy cakes but you do get a really good afternoon tea and value for money is certainly one to highlight. For just £10 per person or £12 for a glass of champagne, you will get sandwiches, cakes and scones all made to a very high standard. I have been several times and it’s nice to be able to go quite often without breaking the bank. I frequent on a random Sunday just to enjoy some cake, because why not!?
Afternoon Tea at Hilton Wembley Skybar 9
I only just recently visited Skybar 9 at the Hilton Wembley, but already the afternoon tea has made it onto my top 5 list. This hidden gem hosts afternoon tea in the Skybar which has a rooftop view over Wembley and the tea and cake selection is pretty damn awesome. I have never seen so much food at an afternoon tea and the price is great too. Starting at just £20 per person for the classic and £30 for champagne. If you are feeling a little different go for the Pimm’s option instead.
I hope you get to experience afternoon tea this coming afternoon tea week. If you do then let us know where you went. For lots more ideas check out the Afternoon Tea section and also take a look on afternoontea.co.uk for some brilliant discounts.